• “In uncommon sympathy with her audience, Giff gets right to the heart of grade-schoolers’ priorities.” Publishers Weekly

  • “Handling difficult subjects with sensitivity is Mrs. Giff’s specialty.” The New York Times

  • “Just the stuff for reluctant or newly independent readers.” School Library Journal

  • “Giff writes about the concerns of second and third graders with a sure hand.” School Library Journal

  • “An affectionate picture of lower elementary students making their way through the ups and downs of classroom life.” Booklist